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A part-time job is a type of job available in The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4. Part-time jobs have shorter working hours, fewer jobs within the career track, and usually offer lower pay than full jobs. A Sim cannot hold a part-time and a regular full-time job at the same time. Teens are able to work part-time jobs and, depending on the game, Sims older than teen may be able to work part-time jobs as well.

The Sims 2Edit

In The Sims 2, teens are only eligible to work part-time jobs. Part-time jobs have hours that do not interfere with a teen's school schedule. Reaching the top of a part-time career track is a prerequisite to fulfilling the "Overachiever" want for teens.

Elders who are unemployed or retired are only eligible for part-time jobs; elders who hold a full-time career when aging into an elder will continue to work full-time until they leave their job or retire. Elder part-time jobs have the same advancement levels as teen part-time jobs.

Part-time jobs are not labeled as such. All career tracks (other than Natural Science, Artist, Show Business, and Paranormal[note 1]) have parallel part-time tracks which only go to level 3. When a teen or elder looks for a job through the newspaper or computer, only positions in the part-time tracks will be available. A teen in high school or an elder who has retired from a full-time job will have a second tab in the job panel, which will show the part-time job. Young adults can't have jobs with regular hours, but can work on campus as baristas and cafeteria workers. Downtown[TS2:NL] also offers part-time work as DJs and bartenders.

The Sims 3Edit

In The Sims 3, Sims aged teen or older can take a part-time job. These jobs pay less per hour, but have fewer hours overall, so they are not as time-consuming as full-time jobs. All part-time jobs only have 3 levels, and Sims cannot retire from part-time jobs, so they will not receive pensions. Sims can apply directly at the work place for all part-time jobs. Performance options are limited to: Business As Usual (normal workday), Work Hard (more performance, but more stress), and Take It Easy (less performance, but less stress). Promotions are dependent only on mood. Sims employed in a part-time job will not receive any career opportunities.

Teens are only able to work part-time jobs; they cannot be employed in full-time jobs. Work schedules for teen Sims are set so that they do not interfere with their school schedule. Teens who participate in afterschool activities[TS3:G] are not able to get a part-time job that starts between 3 PM and 5 PM. They may only work as a Mausoleum Clerk.

A list of part-time jobs in The Sims 3 are given below:

Bookstore ClerkEdit

Bookstore Clerk is one of the part-time jobs in The Sims 3. Sims work at the bookstore. Sims who work in this career will get a 10% discount when they shop at their workplace.

Bookstore Clerk Bookstore Clerk Career Levels
1) Cash Register Specialist
Stand firm behind the cash register, but make sure every Simoleon is accounted for! Don't forget to ask if they want a receipt! §30/hour No Bonus
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900
2) Book Genre Sorter
It's important for the How-To's to be properly sorted away from the Science Fiction. You don't want to confuse the customers! §50/hour Bonus: §360
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900
3) Book Club Moderator
Our best customers frequently gather to discuss the Book of the Week, share reading tips, and exchange... poetry. Guide the group in their literary path! §80/hour Bonus: §600
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900

Grocery Store ClerkEdit

Grocery Store Clerk is one of the part-time jobs in The Sims 3. Sims work at the grocery. Sims who work in this career will get a 10% discount when they shop at their workplace.

Grocery Clerk Grocery Store Clerk Career Levels
1) Produce Quality Assessor
Fresh and tasty fruit and vegetables must always populate our shelves. You are the first and only line of vegetative defense! §30/hour No Bonus
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900
2) Blue Light Special Designator
It's important to pick the right blue light special for the right selection at the right time. It's no small task, especially when all of our shoppers depend on you for their satisfaction! §50/hour Bonus: §360
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900
3) Shopping Music DJ
The right soundtrack is vital for the store's continued profitability. Pick the songs that keep people shopping longer and with smiles on their faces. §80/hour Bonus: §600
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900

ReceptionistEdit

Receptionist is one of the part-time jobs in The Sims 3. Sims work at the spa.

Spa Clerk Receptionist Career Levels
1) Beverage Consultant
Everyone gets thirsty, and spa customers and workers are no exception! Providing well-made drinks with a smile will help you work your way up the reception ladder. §33/hour No Bonus
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
15:00 - 18:00
15001800
2) Intake Specialist
Put down the coffee pot and pick up that phone! You’re the face (and voice) of the company, so do your best to make the customers feel welcome. §55/hour Bonus: §396
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
15:00 - 18:00
15001800
3) Ring Up-er
Providing relaxing spa treatments is great, but you can't be a business if you don't make money. That's where you come in. Work that cash register and bring in the dough! §88/hour Bonus: §660
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
15:00 - 18:00
15001800

Spa SpecialistEdit

Spa Specialist is one of the part-time jobs in The Sims 3. Sims work at the spa.

Spa Clerk Spa Specialist Career Levels
1) Clothes Folder
Anyone can fold clothes, but can you get clothes to be perfectly two-dimensional? Attention to detail will get you far—far enough to never have to fold another shirt again! §33/hour No Bonus
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
15:00 - 18:00
15001800
2) Fitting Room Guard
Shoplifting is bad for the bottom line, and you’ve got to protect that line. But you’ve got to strike a balance between friendliness and suspicion in order to curtail theft without driving away customers. §55/hour Bonus: §396
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
15:00 - 18:00
15001800
3) Spa Package Seller
Anyone can sell a spa treatment, but selling packages is what separates the experts from the rest. Talk up those add-ons and get your clients to pay more, more, more! §88/hour Bonus: §660
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
15:00 - 18:00
15001800

Mausoleum ClerkEdit

Mausoleum Clerk is one of the part-time jobs in The Sims 3. Sims work at the mausoleum. Sims who partake in afterschool activities are able to work in this part-time job, since the work hours don't interfere with the activities. Sims working in this career have a chance to build a Grim Reaper snowman.

Mausoleum Clerk Mausoleum Clerk Career Levels
1) Burial Specialist
It's a step up from digging ditches, but... well, no, it's pretty much just digging ditches. §33/hour No Bonus
S M T W T F S
Suburb
18:00 - 21:00
18002100
Bridgeport
01:00 - 04:00
01000400
2) Overseer of the Dead
Guarding the Mausoleum gates might sound easy, but sorting the living from the dead can be hard work! §55/hour Bonus: §396
S M T W T F S
Suburb
18:00 - 21:00
18002100
Bridgeport
01:00 - 04:00
01000400
3) Epitaph Writer
Writing Epitaphs maybe [sic] depressing, but at least you get to use your creativity. Let er' RIP! §88/hour Bonus: §660
S M T W T F S
Suburb
18:00 - 21:00
18002100
Bridgeport
01:00 - 04:00
01000400

FilmEdit

Film is a part-time job in The Sims 3: Late Night. Sims work at the film studio. There's also a full-time Film career, but only young adults and older can apply. Unlike the other part-time jobs, only teen with at least one star celebrity status can work in this career, and older Sims cannot work in this career.

Film career icon Film Career Levels
1) Commercial Actor
Selling diapers, appropriate after-school apparel, and mischief-making merchandise are all a part of the job of a Commercial Actor. Just 30 seconds of smiling and hand waving can lead to easy Simoleons and, who knows, a real acting job! §30/hour No Bonus
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900
2) TV Actor / TV Actress
Cue the tear-jerking music as your Television Father imparts an important life-lesson to you. The role of the teenage television actor is to be likeable and believable, since, after all, you truly understand the day-to-day experiences of the common teenager. §50/hour Bonus: §360
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900
3) Teen Star
You adorn the covers of the most popular teenage celebrity magazines. Your picture is no doubt plastered in the high school lockers of your adoring fans. Don't let the fame get to your head as you're still just a kid! §80/hour Bonus: §600
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900

Alien Test SubjectEdit

Alien Test Subject is a part-time job in The Sims 3: Seasons. Sims work at the science lab. Only alien teenagers and older can work in this career.

Science career icon Alien Test Subject Career Levels
1) Associate Probe Tester
Alien scientists study many different subjects, and collect many kinds of data. That means they must use several different probes to harvest this data, and someone has to make sure the probes are in good working order before they are used on the more valuable test subjects. §64/hour No Bonus
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900
2) Specimen (Living)
Valuable test subjects are declared official Specimens and are used for the harvesting of truly impressive amounts of data. The "Living" tag is extremely important. Be sure to specify that you are the living kind of specimen before each test. §84/hour Bonus: §768
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900
3) Organ Farm
Certain specimens have just the right physical attributes to allow the growth of exciting new organs within their person. These little "experiments" are nearly guaranteed not to interfere with the function of existing organs, and may even increase their efficiency! §114/hour Bonus: §1,008
S M T W T F S
Suburb & Bridgeport
16:00 - 19:00
16001900

The Sims 4Edit

In The Sims 4, only teenage Sims can work part-time jobs. Part-time jobs do not interfere with a teen's school schedule. They all have three levels.

A list of part-time jobs in The Sims 4 are given below:

BabysitterEdit

Babysitter is one of the part-time jobs for teens in The Sims 4.

Description: "Get paid to play with kids–and keep them safe and all that. You get to be in charge...."

TS4 Career Babysitter Babysitter Career Levels
Workplace: Babysitters Anonymous
1) Baby Sitter
<sim name> can't wait to finally earn some dough-and what could be more fun than getting paid to play with kids? Besides, the kids are asleep half the time, right? So it’s basically getting paid to couch-sit and text all his/her friends. Cake! §33/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Ideal Mood: Playful
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: None Pension: None
2) Nanny
At last, <sim name> has landed a steady nanny job with a nearby family. No more searching or scheduling-just one family with one sweet kid, who he/she only has to win over once. <sim name> doesn’t remember signing up for cleaning, toilet scrubbing, or laundry, but as the mother said, since he’s/she’s there and getting paid... §40/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Ideal Mood: Playful
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 2 Charisma Skill
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: §160 Pension: None
3) Daycare Assistant
<sim name> has earned back his/her weekend nights by securing a job at Holding Hands Daycare. Working with a loving, experienced team of childcare professionals, <sim name> will help provide a gentle, caring and stimulating environment that honors the genius in every child. §48/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Ideal Mood: Playful
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: §192 Pension: None


BaristaEdit

Barista is one of the part-time jobs for teens in The Sims 4.

Description: "If you love hanging out at the coffee house and already know all the fancy drink names, why not get paid for it?"

TS4 Career Barista Barista Career Levels
Workplace: The Frothy Foamer
1) Coffee Stain Remover
This is <sim name>’s first step into the exciting world of caffeine distribution systems. But of course he/she can't be responsible for pouring coffee until he/she proves he/she can handle mopping floors, setting up chairs, scrubbing mugs and keeping those frothers and foamers shiny! §13/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 11:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: None Pension: None
2) Bean Blender
At last, <sim name> can drop the dishrags and become one with the art of fine coffee! Grinding together the finest organic beans from around the globe, <sim name> is now a master bean blender, a true mixologist whose arresting combinations of aggressively bold aromas and subtly nutty undertones please every palate. §16/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 11:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 2 Mixology Skill
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: §193 Pension: None
3) Latte Artiste
Bravo! <sim name> has ascended the barista ranks and seized control of the frother. Now in charge of crafting sumptuous espresso drinks, adorned with a dollop of feather-light froth which he/she arranges in cute patterns. <sim name> knows he’s/she’s a true artiste. §25/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 11:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: §289 Pension: None


Fast Food EmployeeEdit

Fast Food Employee is one of the part-time jobs for teens in The Sims 4.

Description: "Earn a little spending money serving food to people you know. And wiping up after them, for a while."

TS4 Career Fast Food Employee Fast Food Employee Career Levels
Workplace: HAMBURGERMAN!
1) Table Cleaner
Everyone has to start somewhere, and this won't be so bad. I mean sure, <sim name> will come home smelling like fried...something...and his/her hands will reek of mildewed rags, but at least he'll/she'll get to see his/her friends! Sort of. While he's/she's wearing a paper hat. §14/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: None Pension: None
2) Fry Cook
Congratulations, <sim name> has moved up in the world and is earning a smidge more every hour! A whole smidge! Now, instead of just being treated like he/she is invisible, he/she really is out of sight of the customers, focusing his/her attention solely on hot grease and triple orders. §15/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 2 Cooking Skill
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: §325 Pension: None
3) Food Service Cashier
Sweet, sweet Simoleons! §§§! <sim name> has earned enough trust to handle the Simoleons and the people who spend them. "Service with a smile," his/her manager always says, so <sim name> takes orders, presses buttons, and grins until his/her cheeks hurt. §16/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Ideal Mood: Inspired
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: §358 Pension: None


Manual LaborerEdit

Manual Laborer is one of the part-time jobs for teens in The Sims 4.

Description: "You're young and healthy, so get paid by people who aren't. From mowing lawns to operating big machines, your muscle is where the money is."

TS4 Career Manual Laborer Manual Laborer Career Levels
Workplace: Green Fist Garden Solutions
1) Lawn Mower
For once, being young and inexperienced will work in <sim name>’s favor! After all, he/she is strong, energetic, and less likely to sue for hearing loss. In fact, the adults in the neighborhood will almost feel like they are doing <sim name> a favor by letting him/her push heavy equipment! §45/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Focused
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: None Pension: None
2) Landscaper
<sim name> is working his/her way up the ladder in the landscaping world, flexing not just his/her muscles, but his/her artistry as well. Sure, <sim name> is mostly working off other people’s designs-planting, digging, raking, mowing-but every so often he/she gets to make a fleeting mark on his/her clients’ verdant tableaux. §59/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Focused
Promotion Tasks:
Achieve Level 2 Gardening Skill
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: §225 Pension: None
3) Backhoe Operator
Every kid goes through a digging phase, but no tiny scoop and plastic pail on the beach can ever compare to the sheer awesomeness of breaking into the earth with a backhoe! This is a big promotion to operate a big machine, and <sim name> is hoping the big responsibility will translate into big Simoleons! §70/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Focused
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: §293 Pension: None


Retail EmployeeEdit

Retail Employee is one of the part-time jobs for teens in The Sims 4.

Description: "Set your sights on the future by launching your career in sales. From creating displays to disarming customers, you're on your way to perks, discounts and sweet Simoleons."

TS4 Career Retail Employee Retail Employee Career Levels
Workplace: The BuyMartShack Company, Inc.
1) Shelf Stocker
<sim name> is ready to take his/her part in the global economy. People need to buy things to make the economy happen, and that means that people need retailers to sell them things, and THAT means that someone needs to stock a bunch of shelves. Guess what <sim name>'s part is? §33/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Energized
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: None Pension: None
2) Sales Floor Clerk
<sim name> has been promoted to Sales Floor Clerk! Now he/she can interact directly with the customers and brush up on vital salesmanship skills! And between customers he/she can sweep floors, scrape off gum, heft boxes and restock store displays. §40/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Energized
Promotion Tasks:
Reach Level 2 Charisma Skill
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: §188 Pension: None
3) Customer Support
"Happy customers, healthy business!" At least, that's what <sim name>'s training manual says. He/she might be earning a healthier wage, manning the support desk with a smile, but the only customers who get sent his/her way are not happy, not at all. §48/hour S M T W T F S
Hours: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ideal Mood: Energized
Promotion Tasks:
None
Daily Task:
None
Bonus: §244 Pension: None


NotesEdit

  1. These careers are only open to college graduates